The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, Portland
(4.5/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web)
Admire The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, a sanctuary spanning several floors with a rock cave carved into the base of a cliff. A life-sized replica of Michelangelo's Pi├Ęta sits as a centerpiece in the cave's shrine. Set amidst 25 ha (62 ac) of botanical gardens, the tranquility of the 34 m (110 ft) grotto serves as a place for reflection away from downtown Portland. Visit the large meditation hall that occupies the main chamber, and enjoy impressive views from the cliff top overlooking the Columbia River Valley. Wander through well-groomed parks home to several chapels and statues. You can also explore hundreds of trails through nearby forests. Put The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother into our Portland holiday planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Portland.
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  • Been there many times as a resident of Portland or visiting now. This location can be used as a religious retreat or for Sunday or daily Mass for Catholics and a delightful garden with a city view for...  more »
  • I visited in Nov and it was not a colorful as what I thought but it was wonderful. There were a lot of small children, not sure way running all over the place. Not really somewhere that I thought that...  more »
  • Visit to this garden and chapels, statues, beautiful carvings and abundant colorful flowers and trees makes you feel good. You leave it complacent and feeling good.